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Top Five X-Men/Fantastic Four Crossovers

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve one over the years.

As the rumors build that Fox might actually do an X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover in the future, I figured I’d spotlight the five best X-Men/Fantastic Four comic book crossovers over the years…

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Top Five Most Awkward Aunt May Moments

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve one over the years.

As the comics world reacts to the news of the casting for the new Aunt May in the Spider-Man films, I thought it would be fun to spotlight the top five most awkward Aunt May comic book moments (only the “regular” Marvel Universe, so no What If..?s, alternate universe Aunt Mays or Ultimate Aunt May)!

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Top Five Times Peter Parker Decided That He Was “Spider-Man…No More”

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve one over the years.

An almost iconic aspect of Spider-Man’s history is that being Spider-Man is a burden that Peter Parker is not always thrilled with having foisted upon him. He understands that with great power, comes great responsibility, but sometimes that responsibility is too much for him and he quits. Here are the top five instances of Peter Parker quitting as Spider-Man…
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Top Five Best Superhero Origins

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve one over the years.

The best superhero origins become almost icons themselves. You can identify them with very little information. Here are what I think are the top five best ones…
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Top Five Best Daredevil/Punisher Fights

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve one over the years.

With the Punisher announced as a character on the second season of the Daredevil Netflix television series, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the five best in-continuity Daredevil/Punisher fights. I have decided to choose individual fights within overall stories (like ranking each individual fight within the Daredevil vs. Punisher mini-series rather than counting the entire mini-series as one huge fight). If you prefer to consider each overall story as one fight, I’ve included five overall stories on the countdown for that very purpose, so just go by the overall stories for an alternate top five.

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Top Five Worst Things Quicksilver Has Ever Done

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve one over the years.

Quicksilver was a notable creation by Stan Lee in that he is one of those rare superheroes where he’s just actively a jerk. Yeah, he wants to do good for the most part, but he also wants to do so while being rude to everyone. Peter David famously explained Pietro’s poor behavior by explaining that to him, life is like constantly being stuck being a slow-moving line at the ATM or DMV. And that is why he is so irritable. Interestingly enough, the whole “He’s a jerk but he’s a superhero!” angle didn’t even really make him stand out when he first joined the Avengers, as that was practically Stan Lee’s exact characterization for Hawkeye, as well – “He’s a jerk but he’s a superhero!” So Quicksilver also had the added character trait of being overprotective of his twin sister, Wanda, the Scarlet Witch. EDITED TO ADD: What made Quicksilver stand out is that his jerky behavior became the defining characteristic while it became less of an important trait in the other characters similar to him at the time, like Hawkeye.

While being a jerky superhero, Pietro sometimes crossed the line and did stuff worse than just being a jerk. Here, then, are the top five worst things Quicksilver ever did…
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Top Five Mopiest Vision Moments

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve one over the years.

The Vision was really a remarkable creation by Roy Thomas and John Buscema. A great visual and an awesome approach to seeing humanity through the eyes of a being who wants so badly to be human while constantly feeling as though he is set apart from humanity. He translated to film very well in Avengers: Age of Ultron. One of the things that interested me about the vision, though, is how mopey he could get at times. I suppose when you introduce a character by highlighting that he can cry, it is only natural. Roy Thomas set it into motion but Steve Englehart picked right up on it when he took over as writer on the Avengers. I completely understand and approve of their approach to the Vision, but at the same time, it is fun to look back and amuse ourselves with just HOW mopey the Vision could be at times among his teammates. So here are the Vision’s top five mopiest moments with his fellow Avengers…
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Top Five Greatest Monsters Marvel Created to Fight Godzilla

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Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve one over the years.

From 1977-79, Marvel did a Godzilla ongoing series. The series was popular, but after one year’s worth of stories, Toho charged Marvel more to renew the license for a second year. After that second year, they wanted an even larger increase in the license fee. The comic was no longer worth it so Marvel canceled it. As I detailed in a recent top five, Toho also wanted SEPARATE licensing fees if Marvel were to use any of their OTHER monsters, so Marvel had Godzilla fight Marvel heroes like the Fantastic Four, the Avengers and that bunch of lovable losers (well, losers, at least) the Champions. However, writer Doug Moench and artists Tom Sutton and Herb Trimpe also created BRAND-NEW monsters for Godzilla to fight. Here are the top five monsters Marvel created to fight Godzilla.
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Top Five Greatest Godzilla Fights Against Marvel Heroes

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve one over the years.

For two years in the late 1970s, Marvel licensed the use of Godzilla for a comic book series. It was very popular, but soon became SO popular that Toho asked for a large license increase after the first year and an even larger increase after the second year and it just no longer made sense for Marvel fiscally, so they ended the series after 24 issues. For the most part, writer Doug Moench invented brand-new monsters for Godzilla to fight (as Toho required separate licensing fees for any of their other monsters) but throughout the series, SHIELD agents Dum Dum Dugan, Gabe Jones and Jimmy Woo pursued the monster and on occasion Godzilla faced off against Marvel heroes (including one created for the series). Here, then, are the five best fights between Marvel heroes and Godzilla!
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Top Five Oddest Thor Powers

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Today, I spotlight the top five oddest powers of Thor.
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Top Five Oddest Powers of Thor’s Hammer

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Today, I spotlight the top five oddest powers of Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir.
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Top Five Thor Battles

Here is an archive of all the past top five lists I’ve one over the years.

Today, I spotlight the top five Thor battles.
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Month of Avengers/X-Men Top Fives – Top Five Lesser Known Nicknames Hawkeye Gave Captain America

All month-long we’ll be featuring top five lists about either the Avengers or the X-Men. Here is an archive of all the past top five lists!

We close out the month by sort of doing a sequel to a previous Top Five list and taking a look at the lesser-known nicknames that Hawkeye gave Captain America. I was going to do one for ALL of his teammates, but he came up with so many for Cap that it just seemed more fun to do it this way.

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Month of Avengers/X-Men Top Fives – Top Five X-Men Battles

All month-long we’ll be featuring top five lists about either the Avengers or the X-Men. Here is an archive of all the past top five lists!

This installment is the top five X-Men battles!

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Month of Avengers/X-Men Top Fives – Top Five Avengers Villains Affected by the “Team” Effect

All month-long we’ll be featuring top five lists about either the Avengers or the X-Men. Here is an archive of all the past top five lists!

In this installment, we take a look at the top five Avengers villains affected by the “team effect.” The “team effect” is how characters always end up getting de-powered (although not literally being de-powered) when they join a team.

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